Georgia Tech exposes demographic info, but no SSNs or credit card numbers

June 15, 2007
Where did the breach take place? Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Who are the victims? About 23,000 current and former students.

What kind of personal information? Mostly demographic data, such as birthdates, but no Social Security or credit card numbers.

What happened? An electronic file containing the information was exposed.

What was the response? The university has isolated the file and notified affected people.

Details: This is the second known breach of the year for the university. In February, officials warned that hackers accessed sensitive information of employees, most of whom worked in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Quote: "In this case, the information involved is not financial in nature, but it is data that we would not normally publish." - Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel

Source: "Tech tells 23,000 current, ex-students of security breach," Atlanta-Journal Constitution, June 15.
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